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Re: (FoxUni) Re: Griping about Typing

by kappa (Chaplain)
on Apr 19, 2002 at 08:23 UTC ( #160456=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Griping about Typing
in thread Griping about Typing

You wrote:
Occasionally, I'm told "strong typing helps prevent programmer error", with no explanation of how it prevents errors. (Okay, so it stops me from adding a string and an int. If I was adding strings and ints and expecting to get something useful, I have deeper problems than weak typing.)
Please consider this C code:
char name[] = "miguel"; int st_len = 0, namel; namel = strlen(name); st_len += name;
See my error (actually a typo)? See how gcc warnings (which are kinda weak strong typing) save my time?

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